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Supported by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation


David Woods and Collaborators

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$53 — 59
  • 120 minutes
  • General admission, limited seating available on request

Former Richmond Power Station


  • Wheelchair Accessible


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Devolving, shaming and space-invading. Fear, conspiracy, collapse, terror, frustration, solidarity and hope. Mud wrestling. THIS is a brutally funny, raw and unflinching response to the theme of infuriation.
THIS Supporting 5

Internationally acclaimed theatre-maker David Woods (Ridiculusmus, Back to Back Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Malthouse Theatre) brings together an alliance of Naarm, Victorian, Cantonese, Syrian, Bundjalung, American, Yemeni, Greek, Gamilaraay, British, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Korean, Ethiopian, Somalian, Congolese and Aotearoa—Pākehā (settler) and Māori collaborators to debunk pomp and power for RISING.

Shut down by the pandemic in 2021, the work has been reconceived to squelch within the confines of a decommissioned power station and former corporate headquarters: the Former Richmond Power Station.

Artistic Team

Director, Lead Artist | David Woods

Producer, Production Manager | Dans Maree Sheehan

Associate Director | Sarah Kriegler

Set and Costume Designer | Eloise Kent

Sound Designer | Darius Kedros

Lighting Designer | Richard Vabre

Stunt Choreography | Kate Fryer

Rigger | Christian Schooneveldt-Reid

Dramaturg | Kamarra Bell-Wykes

Stage Manager | Rebecca Cooen

Cast | Ben Grant, Nicci Wilks, Amarachi Okorum, Vivian Nguyen, Vince Crowley, Michael Logo, Michelle Myers, Angus Cerini, Jonathan Homsey, Belinda Aitken, Lui Zhang, Seble Girma, Saba Senbeta, Jeremy Dixon, Betty Yung, Tina Yue, Kate Borland, Belle Borland, Kerith Manderson-Galvin and John Tjepkema.

Musicians | Luke Byrnes, Fran Evans and Jasper Bell

Writers | Priya Namana, Jess Kapuscinski-Evans, Kerith Manderson-Galvin, Minsun Park, Jonathan Homsey, Eva Sifis, Trevor Dunn, Theo Mcmahon, Sean Miles, Aliki Chapple, Yuyu Wang, Jon Haynes, Patrizia Paolini, Persis Jadé Maravala, Nick Parr Ben Grant, Tom Doig, Maurial Spearim and Sean Kelly with additional material by the cast.

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  • This project was commissioned through RISING’s 2020 A Call to Artists initiative, a program supported by Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne.
  • Supported by Yarra City Arts.
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
  • Yarra City Arts
  • Rise Fund

Image Credits

THIS by David Woods. Photo: Jeff Busby

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